Congress kills anti-dumping law used to halt cut-to-length plate

Nov 22, 2004 | 09:06 AM | Nancy E. Kelly

Eight years after Geneva Steel, Vineyard, Utah, resurrected a little-used trade provision to punish importers for deliberately trying to destroy the U.S. steel industry by importing underpriced, cut-to-length carbon plate from Russia, Ukraine and China, Congress has eliminated the law.

The 1916 Anti-dumping Act was repealed Friday within the larger Miscellaneous Tariff Bill. The action was necessary to bring the United States into compliance with the World Trade Organization (WTO), which had determined the law violated international trading rules.....

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